Foraging with Exec chef Paul Greening

LR-aqua kyoto sumiyaki ostrich fillet, lacto wild garlic leaves, wild herb misoOur Executive chef at aqua kyoto, Paul Greening, has been working with the foraging company Forager, for years. He has built up a relationship with Myles and Ross, and worked with them in developing, experimenting, exploring and re-defining the produce they find.

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Easter Weekend at aqua london

easterical cocktail

The long break over the Easter weekend is always a great opportunity to take it easy, catch up with friends and family and eat mountains of chocolate without feeling (too) guilty. But you’ll be wanting to get out of the house at some point, so you’ll be pleased to know that we’re open all weekend with a variety of treats to tempt you.

From Friday 18th March until Easter Monday 28th inclusive, we’re serving our exclusive Easterical Easter cocktail in the bar. A delicious blend of dark rum, banana liqueur, white and dark chocolate liqueur and almond milk, it’s all the best bits of a box of chocs in a glass…with a kick!

On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, aqua Kyoto, aqua nueva and aqua spirit are all open as usual (except for a slightly earlier 10.30pm close on Good Friday) serving their regular menus. Then on Easter Sunday and Monday, we’re open from midday through until 10.30pm. Read more +

Japanese rhubarb crème, sesame cake, Japanese rose vanilla ice-cream, rhubarb oilsoya baby beetroot salad, miso egg wafers, roast pine nutswagyu beef, red wine teriyaki, onion miso, rice nest, herbs

aqua kyoto introduces ‘Food As Art’ menu

The exquisite, precise and colourful presentation of aqua kyoto head chef Paul Greening‘s Japanese cuisine often attracts comparisons with art, but for this new menu Paul has taken the association further, drawing inspiration from three contemporary Japanese artists.

In his ‘Food as Art’ menu Paul references the signature polka dots of Yayoi Kusama, bold, colourful abstracts of Tsuruko Yamazaki and the floral motifs of Ryoko Aoki. Available from 1st September – 30th November, the menu also coincides with FRIEZE Art Fair in October, where all three artists will be exhibited.

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aqua kyoto at Taste of London 2015

For five days last month, London’s famous Regent’s Park played host once again to Taste of London, the capital’s biggest and best restaurant festival – and we were delighted to take part for the first time, with aqua kyoto.
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Marine Menu marks Japan’s newest national day

Salmon sukiyaki somen noodles

Marine Day, also known as Ocean Day, is Japan’s newest national holiday, celebrated since 1996 and falling this year on July 20th. Marine Day is an opportunity to consider the importance of the ocean and its bounty to Japan as an island nation.

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Father’s Day Infinity Brunch – still time to book!

Father's Day cocktail

To celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday 21st June, aqua kyoto head chef Paul Greening has created a special Infinity Brunch menu designed for dads.
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aqua kyoto’s Paul Greening at Grand Designs Live

On Sunday 3rd May, aqua kyoto’s head chef Paul Greening and his sous chef Ken Miyake took to the stage at popular annual lifestyle event Grand Designs, to demonstrate live how they make one of our most popular dishes – Suckling pork belly with unagi, wakame and Japanese root vegetables.

Twice during the day, Paul and Ken delighted large audiences of eager visitors with their skills, demonstrating the discipline that goes into preparing Japanese food – from using only the very finest produce, as explained by Paul in this video, to the cooking and presentation of the final dish.

Paul explained that a kitchen run, as his is, in the Japanese tradition is calm and contemplative, as opposed to the frenetic pace of a European kitchen. He certainly proved his point with his methodical and elegant preparation of the final dish, albeit all the while entertaining the audience with his passion and humour!

To try Paul’s Suckling pork belly dish, and his many other innovative Japanese creations, for yourself, please visit the About Us page to to book a table.

Bouquets for our Floral Menu!

Spicy yukari egg rice

Since it launched a couple of weeks ago, the response from guests and critics alike to the Floral Menu in aqua kyoto has been fantastic – and it’s garnered a veritable bouquet of great reviews!

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